UPDATE: The complete Library of Congress documentary including a text transcript is now available in the C-SPAN Video Library. Here’s a direct link to the program.
The program will premiere at 8pm ET on July 18, 2011 on C-SPAN. The documentary runs 90 minutes and we re-air at 11pm ET/8pm ET. The program will likely be show again on one of the C-SPAN channels and will also be available soon after it premieres in the Peabody Award Winning C-SPAN Video Library that provides searchable access to just about everything that has ever aired on any of the C-SPAN channels back to 1987 (about 170,000 hours).
Here’s a Summary of the LC Documentary:
This program looks behind-the-scenes at the Library of Congress, allowing viewers to learn the history of the institution as they tour the Library’s iconic Jefferson Building and see some of the treasures found in its collections of rare books, photos, and maps. It will also feature a look at some of the presidential papers housed there, ranging from George Washington through Calvin Coolidge. Viewers will learn how the library uses technology to preserve its holdings and expand public access to them. It will also show how technology is helping to uncover new information about some of the items in its collections.
The Web Site C-SPAN Has Built For the Program Includes:
- A 18 Minute Preview (Available Now)
- A 47 Minute Interview with the Librarian of Congress, Dr. James Billington
- Five Video Clips From the Program